Eoin Doyle headed Hibs into a first-half lead at Easter Road before Leigh Griffiths gave the hosts a comfortable advantage with an early second-half penalty.
David Wotherspoon completed the scoring with a calm finish 16 minutes from time.
Hibs now lead Celtic by a point, although the Glasgow side have two games in hand.
Motherwell were denied the chance to go into first place as their match at home to Dundee United was called off after a power failure in the local area.
Fir Park and neighbouring properties were affected by the power cut about 15 minutes before kick-off.
The start was delayed by 10 minutes, but the home club confirmed they had taken the decision to postpone the match for safety reasons.
Aberdeen went third as they came from behind to claim a 3-1 win at Kilmarnock
The Dons conceded an early goal to Ryan O'Leary before going on to dominate the game with three second-half strikes securing a well-deserved win.
Two goals inside 11 minutes at the start of the second half from Gavin Rae and Niall McGinn put them ahead before a last-minute strike from Scott Vernon wrapped up the points for Craig Brown's side.
St Johnstone joined Aberdeen and Celtic on 14 points with a 2-1 win at home to St Mirren, their fourth successive league win.
Nigel Hasselbaink netted the opener against his former side after 22 minutes and Murray Davidson added a second nine minutes before the break.
St Mirren responded three minutes into the second half through Lewis Guy, but they could not find a leveller.
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.
The Juventus jersey for the 2013/14 was released earlier this week. Be the first to wear the colors of the Old Lady.
The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 FG. A great new soccer cleat with classic look and first time for PUMA to be on the cleat.
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.
Borussia Dortmund hears Wembley Calling and are headed to London for the Champions League final.
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.
Bayern Munich are kings of Germany and hope to be crowned kings of Europe at Wembley later this month!
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
The push for more color on their cleats, adidas has added the infrared colorway to the adiZero f50 Line.